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Four installation artists produce wavelengths of all kinds at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington.
Four installation artists produce wavelengths of all kinds at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington.

(June 14) Daniel Lanois' Black Dub

Daniel Lanois made a name for himself producing acclaimed albums for U2, Bob Dylan and Brian Eno. These days Lanois is basking in the spotlight with Black Dub a crack trio that includes master jazz drummer Brian Blade. Black Dub brings soulful rock sounds influenced by the beats of Jamaican dub and reggae to the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington Tuesday night.

(June 13-July 22) Riding the Wave

Four installation artists explore "Wavelengths" through late July at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington. Two floors of site-specific installations recreate and reimagine the peaks and valleys of waves both tangible and intangible.

(June 14-19) Wishful Thinking

Saint Paul's Penumbra Theatre Company stages "I Wish You Love" at the Kennedy Center through Sunday. Before the signing of the civil rights act, Nat King Cole used his weekly television show as an outlet for a little advocacy. The musical drama about Cole's early days on NBC shows how his subtle message went a long way.

Music: "Ring The Alarm" by Black Dub


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do

In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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